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First ladies ‘rock’: Michelle Obama stumps with Hillary

Winston-Salem, United States | AFP | First Lady Michelle Obama brought her star power onto the campaign trail Thursday stumping for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic White House hopeful seeks to conquer battleground states before Election Day. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful …

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Man who defaced Trump’s Hollywood star arrested

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  A man who admitted to defacing Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in protest at the Republican presidential candidate’s treatment of women was arrested on Thursday, police said. James Otis had planned to hold a news conference in the early …

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Clinton voices concern over AT&T-Time Warner mega-deal

Washington, United States | AFP | White House hopeful Hillary Clinton said the proposed mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner “raises questions and concerns” and merits further study. AT&T and Time Warner, home of CNN and HBO, have said the proposed $108.7 billion deal will benefit consumers as they gird …

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World leaders’ personal chefs meet in Delhi

New Delhi, India | AFP | The chefs who cook for the world’s leaders usually keep a low profile, leaving the limelight to their bosses. But once a year it is their turn to be wined and dined and treated as honoured guests in a foreign country. Billed as the …

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CORE LEADER: Chinese state media urge new status for Xi

Beijing, China | AFP |  Most Chinese people want Communist Party chief Xi Jinping to be a “core” leader in the mould of Mao Zedong, official media said a survey showed, as he seeks to consolidate his control. The People’s Tribune magazine, an affiliate of the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s …

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Venezuela’s Maduro accuses opponents of ‘parliamentary coup’

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP |  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition-majority legislature Tuesday of staging a “parliamentary coup” after lawmakers voted to put him on trial amid a tense political and economic crisis. “I have called a meeting tomorrow at 11:00 am (1500 GMT) at the National Defense Council …

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